• Asian Pentecostalism

    The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

    By Robert Menzies[1] – If you are a Christian from North America or Europe, when you enter the Holy Trinity Church in Kunming, China, the architecture of this beautiful, stately structure will immediately remind you of home, of traditional churches in the West. It even has a steeple. The atmosphere of quiet reverence will also seem […]

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  • Exegetical Analysis of Acts

    A Lukan Paradigm of Witness: Community as a Form of Witness (Part II), AJPS

    [AJPS 20.1 (2017) 19-35] A Lukan Paradigm of Witness: Community as a Form of Witness Part II by Lora Angeline B. Embudo Exegetical Analysis of Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-35 Acts 2:42 Acts 2:1-41 narrates the first episode of the outpouring of the Spirit (Pentecost event). After Peter’s evangelistic speech, Luke records Acts 2:42-47 describing […]

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  • Exegetical Analysis of Acts

    A Lukan Paradigm of Witness: Community as a Form of Witness (Part I), AJPS

    [AJPS 20.1 (2017), 7-18] A Lukan Paradigm of Witness: Community as a Form of Witness Part I by Lora Angeline B. Embudo Introduction This paper on a Lukan paradigm of witness is divided into two parts. Part I will first present a survey on modern scholarship. Following the survey, there will be a discussion of […]

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  • ACPT

    Luke’s Understanding of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Pentecostal Perspective

    By Robert Menzies –  Not long ago a Chinese house church leader commented, “When Chinese believers read the book of Acts, we see in it our own experience; when foreign Christians read the book of Acts, they see in it inspiring stories.” My Chinese friend’s point was clear: their experience of opposition and persecution impacts […]

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  • Mormonism: The Gospel In Debate

    By Grant Sinclair The following is a fictitious debate between representatives of the Christian and Mormon faith. There is no intention to mock or belittle individuals in this entertaining presentation. The purpose is to instruct in an alternate style. All references to Mormon as well as Christian beliefs are based on fact. Note: This originally […]

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  • Review of Luke Timothy Johnson’s Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

    By Robert P. Menzies, Kunming, China. The modern Pentecostal movement was birthed in an environment that welcomed prophetic inspiration and encouraged the work of the Spirit. Early Pentecostals lifted up the experiences that shaped the life of the early church as a model for their lives and ministry. Thus, the narrative of Acts, filled as […]

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  • A Fitting Tribute: A Review Essay of The Holy Spirit and Christian Origins: Essays in Honor of James D.G. Dunn

     By Robert P. Menzies James Dunn’s prolific writing career began in 1970 with the publication of Baptism in the Holy Spirit.[1] This sympathetic yet critical evaluation of Pentecostal theology proved to be a significant catalyst for theological reflection in the Pentecostal community and the larger church world. This book, then, represents an important beginning, especially […]

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  • THE BEGINNING OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OF INDONESIA (1936-1951)

    By Gani Wiyono This chapter will explore the beginning of the Assemblies of God in Indonesia which began in the second half of the 1930’s with the work of Kenneth G. Short, Ralph M. Devin, and Raymond Arthur Busby and ended with the birth of the Assemblies of God in Indonesia, which was the legal […]

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  • THE BEGINNING OF PENTECOSTALISM IN INDONESIA

    By Gani Wiyono Its Origin It is difficult to give an accurate date for when Pentecostalism entered Indonesia, for very little data (especially written material) is available. However, it seems that Pentecostalism was present in this archipelago as early as 1910. Gerrit R. Polman, an early leader of Dutch Pentecostalism had been mailing Spade Regen […]

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  • The Charasmatic Movement and Missions in Japan: Recollection and Reflection

    A Research Paper by Alex Tan (Master of Divinity Program, March 2015) Submitted to Rev. Dr. Wang Yiping in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for PT 6003 圣灵运行与普世宣教 | Ecclesia Bible College  CONTENTS Introduction Ⅰ. The Background and Characteristics of Pentecostalism A. The Rise of Pentecostalism B. The Three Waves of Pentecostalism C. The Characteristics of Pentecostalism D. The […]

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